Bigg’s (Transient)

Transient killer whales were renamed Bigg’s a couple of years ago in honour of Dr. Michael Bigg who’s research changed the way we look at these animals Bigg’s Killer Whales are significant less picky than their resident cousins when it comes to prey. Biggs hunt marine mammals. Everything from small seals to whales twice their size! Bigg’s Killer Whales are frequently found in much smaller groups than residents and their family bonds do not appear to be quite as strong. Possibly due to the stealth they require to take down their prey, Bigg’s are usually found in groups of 3-5 animals.

Another Amazing Day in the Salish Sea – 19/5/17

Another Amazing Day in the Salish Sea – 19/5/17

Over 20 Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in Juan de Fuca Strait! – 19/6/17

Over 20 Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in Juan de Fuca Strait! – 19/6/17

Another Gorgeous Encounter with Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales! – 8/7/17

Incredible Morning with the T34’s and T37’s – 8/7/17

An Amazing Day on the Water! – 8/7/17

A Glimpse into T49C’s World – 14/10/15

A Glimpse into T49C’s World – 14/10/15

A Bigg’s (Transient) Greeting Ceremony – 10/8/16

A Bigg’s (Transient) Greeting Ceremony – 10/8/16